UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations'Split', 'split': /ˈsplɪt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/splɪt/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling'Split', 'split': (split)

Inflections of 'split' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
split /splɪt/USA pronunciation   v.,  split, split•ting, n., adj. 
  1. to divide from end to end or into layers: [+ object]She took an ax and split a log in two.[no object]The log split nicely in two when she cut it.
  2. to divide into separate portions: [~ (+ up) + object]The book is split (up) into five major divisions.[no object;  (~ + up)]We'll split (up) here and continue the search separately.
  3. Governmentto divide into different factions, such as through discord;
    (cause to) part or separate: [no object;  (~ + up)]They split (up) after several years of marriage.[+ object]That issue split the Republican Party.
  4. Government to cast (a ballot) for candidates of more than one political party:[+ object]Many Americans split their vote, voting for the President but against his party in the Senate and House elections.
  5. to divide between two or more persons, groups, etc.;
    share:[+ object]They decided to split the money they had won.
  6. Slang Termsto leave* depart: [+ object]Let's split this party; it's boring.[no object]Your brothers are gone; they split about an hour ago.

n. [countable]
  1. the act of splitting.
  2. a crack or fissure caused by splitting.
  3. a piece separated by or as if by splitting.
  4. Foodan ice-cream dish made with a split banana, flavored syrup, and chopped nuts.
  5. SportOften,  splits. [plural] the feat of separating the legs while sinking to the floor, until they extend at right angles to the body.

  1. having been split;
    parted lengthwise.
  2. disunited;
    divided:a split opinion.
  1. Idiomssplit the difference, to compromise, esp. to divide what remains equally.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
split  (split),USA pronunciation v.,  split, split•ting, n., adj. 
  1. to divide or separate from end to end or into layers:to split a log in two.
  2. to separate by cutting, chopping, etc., usually lengthwise:to split a piece from a block.
  3. to tear or break apart;
    rend or burst:The wind split the sail.
  4. to divide into distinct parts or portions (often fol. by up):We split up our rations.
  5. to separate (a part) by such division.
  6. Governmentto divide (persons) into different groups, factions, parties, etc., as by discord:to split a political party.
  7. Governmentto separate (a group, family, etc.) by such division.
  8. Governmentto cast (a ballot or vote) for candidates of more than one political party.
  9. to divide between two or more persons, groups, etc.;
    share:We split a bottle of wine.
  10. to separate into parts by interposing something:to split an infinitive.
  11. Physicsto divide (molecules or atoms) by cleavage into smaller parts.
  12. Businessto issue additional shares of (stock) without charge to existing stockholders, thereby dividing their interest into a larger number of shares and reducing the price per share.
  13. Slang Termsleave;
    depart from:Let's split this scene.

  1. to divide, break, or part lengthwise:The board split in half.
  2. to part, divide, or separate in any way (often fol. by up):The group of children split up into two teams. We'll split up here and meet later.
  3. to break asunder, as a ship by striking on a rock.
  4. to become separated, as a piece or part from a whole.
  5. to part or separate, as through disagreement;
    sever relations:They split up after a year of marriage. He split with the company after a policy dispute.
  6. to divide or share something with another or others;
  7. Slang Termsto leave;
  8. split hairs. See  hair (def. 11).
  9. split the difference. See  difference (def. 11).

  1. the act of splitting.
  2. a crack, tear, or fissure caused by splitting.
  3. a piece or part separated by or as by splitting.
  4. a breach or rupture, as between persons, in a party or organization, etc.
  5. a faction, party, etc., formed by a rupture or schism.
  6. Foodan ice-cream dish made from sliced fruit, usually a banana, and ice cream, and covered with syrup and nuts.
  7. WineAlso called,[esp. Brit.,] nip. a bottle for wine or, sometimes, another beverage, containing from 6 to 6½ oz. (170 to 184 g).
  8. Winea bottle, as of soda, liquor, etc., which is half the usual size.
  9. a strip split from an osier, used in basketmaking.
  10. Building[Masonry.]a brick of normal length and breadth but of half normal thickness, used to give level support to a course of bricks laid over one not level.
  11. SportOften,  splits. the feat of separating the legs while sinking to the floor, until they extend at right angles to the body, as in stage performances or gymnastics.
  12. Sport[Bowling.]an arrangement of the pins remaining after the first bowl in two separated groups, so that a spare is difficult.
  13. Stamps[Philately.]bisect (def. 5).
  14. Clothingone of the layers of leather into which a skin is cut.
  15. Businessthe act of splitting a stock.

  1. that has undergone splitting;
    parted lengthwise;
  2. disunited;
    divided:a split opinion.
  3. Business(of a stock quotation) given in sixteenths instead of eighths of a point.
  4. Business(of a stock) having undergone a split.
splitta•ble, adj. 
  • Dutch splitten; akin to splijten, German spleissen to split
  • 1570–80; 1950–55 for def. 13;

Split  (split),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Place Namesa seaport in S Croatia, on the Adriatic: Roman ruins. 180,571. Italian,  Spalato. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
split /splɪt/ vb (splits, splitting, split)
  1. to break or cause to break, esp forcibly, by cleaving into separate pieces, often into two roughly equal pieces: to split a brick
  2. to separate or be separated from a whole: he split a piece of wood from the block
  3. to separate or be separated into factions, usually through discord
  4. (often followed by up) to separate or cause to separate through a disagreement
  5. when tr, often followed by up: to divide or be divided among two or more persons: split up the pie among the three of us
  6. slang to depart; leave: let's split, we split the scene
  7. (transitive) to separate (something) into its components by interposing something else: to split a word with hyphens
  8. (intransitive) usually followed by on: slang to betray the trust, plans, etc (of); inform: he split on me to the cops
  9. (transitive) US to mark (a ballot, etc) so as to vote for the candidates of more than one party: he split the ticket
  10. (transitive) to separate (an animal hide or skin) into layers
  1. the act or process of splitting
  2. a breach or schism in a group or the faction resulting from such a breach
  3. a dessert of sliced fruit and ice cream, covered with whipped cream, nuts, etc: banana split
  4. a formation of the pins after the first bowl in which there is a large gap between two pins or groups of pins
  5. informal an arrangement or process of dividing up loot or money
  1. having been split; divided: split logs
  2. having a split or splits: hair with split ends

See also splits, split upEtymology: 16th Century: from Middle Dutch splitten to cleave; related to Middle High German splīzen; see splice

ˈsplitter n
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
Split /Croatian: split/ n
  1. a port and resort in W Croatia on the Adriatic: remains of the palace of Diocletian (295–305). Pop: 188 000 (2005 est)
    Italian name: Spalato
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